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in michigan, and he is set to deliver a speech in downtown detroit. it should serve as a preview to his big thursday night speech on job creation. i'm joined mou live by the mayor of lancing, michigan. mr. mayor, thank you for joining me. >> my pleasure. >> what are your expectations for the president's visit to your state? >> well, look, we're happy -- always happy to have him in michigan to see what's actually happening on the ground. you know, we're grateful for his action in saving the auto industry, which is going strong. that's an investment in gm and chrysler that is paying back. that's what is saving us in lancing. our manufacturings sector is -- it's coming -- barrelling back, and it's a reminder that we need to put the p in gdp. the reality is you have to make things in america. that's the problem. it's the outsourcing and the off shoring that is practically killing the economy. we need a main street agenda. what i am hoping to hear from the president is his willingness to go even further. the transportation thing, yeah, that's important. we need to put the p back in gdp. we need
the economy's slow growth. the unemployment rate in michigan is over the national average and things look much worse in the detroit metro area. unemployment there is nearing 16%. kristen welker is live for us at the white house. kristen, the president right now on board air force one and is touching down soon. what can we expect to hear from him? >> white house officials say the president will talk about the importance of creating a strong middle class to this economic recovery. he'll also likely challenge democrats and republicans to get behind that big jobs plan that you just mentioned that he's going to roll out on thursday. we don't know specifically what's going to be in the plan, i can tell you a couple of things that have been under consideration including extending payroll tax breaks as well as investing in infrastructure, green energy projects and also providing tax breaks for companies who hire new employees. now the community today that will be listening to the president speak thousands of union workers will of course be listening very closely to his words today and again on thursda
>> nice to see you this morning. >> mitt romney fared much better in michigan, emerging the clear winner in that state's straw poll. >> when you look around this republican field, apart from romney, who is there that you could put forward as a credible candidate that would have a chance of winning? >> let's bring in lenny curry, chairman of the republican party of florida. lenny, before saturday's straw poll, you said one of the most important things that voters in florida would consider was electability. how electable is herman cain? uh-oh. lenny, do we have you there? can you hear me okay? lenny? >> yeah, i got you now. >> let me just re-ask that question. before the straw poll on saturday, you said that one of the most important things that florida voters would be considering was electability. how electable is herman cain? >> florida is a representative sample of the gop electorate in florida is representative of what you see across the country. so if a candidate can win florida in our primary, they are arguably ee -- will be electable and competitive in a general election. and
've been right there with michigan in how many manufacturing jobs we've lost. but what americans want is for jobs to be the top priority, to make the economy work and that means jobs for americans who want to work. >> let's talk a little bit about what's in the president's plan. we know closing loopholes is something he's talking about, raising taxes on the wealthiest, raising taxes on some hedge fund managers, as well. he has tried some of these ideas in the past with little to no success. what's difference this time around? >> well, it may not be different in that respect this time around. it may be republicans still refuse to bunch at all on anything that would increase taxes on the very richest americans. but the polls that you mentioned that shows americans are kapts c skeptical, what they're skeptical of is tax breaks do anything to help the economy. they can't see anything that's good that's come of it and they certainly don't think having more tax cuts for job creators really creates jobs. they think what does help, about if you want to improve unemployment, stop firing people
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for hours. fight biofilm with listerine®. >>> welcome back. it is a moment of truth for michigan's 50,000 state employees. officials will decide today whether to issue mass layoffs which would take effect october 1st. the decision comes after talks stalled between republican governor rick snyder and the state's public worker unions. snyder's administration is seeking $145 million in concessions. >>> the toughest anti-bullying law in the country goes into effect today in new jersey. schools have to implement new anti-bullying education programs and certain districts can even call the police to report school bullies who can be suspended or expelled. some say the rules go too far. >>> an ordeal for a colorado man forced to amputate his own toes when his foot got stuck in a piece of heavy machinery. john was alone in the woods when it happened. he thought he might die and it quickly became clear he was out of options. >> i did everything else. i mean, i started cutting that boot, then i decided i got to do that and see if i couldn't slide it out that way. then when i saw the foot, i reali
you much. >>> in michigan 32% of employers are expanding their work force. indiana is second on the list of states with the best job growth followed by massachusetts, virginia, and minnesota. [ male announcer ] this is the network. a network of possibilities. excuse me? my grandfather was born in this village. [ automated voice speaks foreign language ] [ male announcer ] in here, everyone speaks the same language. ♪ in here, forklifts drive themselves. no, he doesn't have it. yeah, we'll look on that. [ male announcer ] in here, friends leave you messages written in the air. that's it right there. [ male announcer ] it's the at&t network. and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. ♪ it's got to be a good life >> it may be music to the ears of facebook users. in today's tech watch, the word that the world's most popular social media network will be launching an on-line music svrs, but various reports say facebook won't go it alone. rather, it will partner with existing music services to make it all happen. official word may come at an industry conference lat
implemented in washington, d.c. all across the country. and we had laws changed in places like michigan, ohio, florida, and nevada across the nation. so we're looking forward to working in lots more states moving forward. >> former d.c. schools chance lore michelle re,now officially an advocate as well. thank you so much. appreciate your time this afternoon. >> thank you. >>> i'm craig melvin. thanks for watching see you back here tomorrow at noon eastern. up next "andrea mitchell reports." >>> we're live with a preview of tomorrow's politico debate. we're going to break down the latest msnbc and "the wall street journal" poll and what that mean for president obama. honoring the heroes of 9/11. we're going to talk with a first responder about the wound that haven't healed. >>> with your business travelerers forecast, looking at a heavy shield of rain moving across portions of the mid atlantic. northeast as well. winding down through northern georgia. could be some severe weather firing up through the carolinas. some of the biggest impact cities through new york, d.c., atlanta some thunderstor
category, wisconsin and michigan, that he can't count on for sure. >> let's talk about the reliably red states now. obviously these are the republican states. reliably red. tell me about these states and what they'll have in common. >> there are a lot of them. but there just aren't as many people in those reliably red states. they tend to run right down the middle of the country, a little bit in the mountain west and obviously into the south. those are all reliably red states and they be reliably red this year because states like utah are really red, they're not going to go anywhere this year. the playing field, what that map tells you, the combination of the red and the blue states, tells you that the 16 6 to 10 states where this election will probably be decided. it will be in states like colorado, which president obama won for the democrats last year, but that is not a reliably democratic state. can he do that again? can he pull it off in north carolina, for example, and in virginia, states again, not reliable democratic states but states he won. he probably will need a couple of tho
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